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General | 16th June 2021

Work starts on multi-million pound state-of-the-art Commonwealth Convention Centre

The first steps have been taken in creating a new multi-million-pound convention centre at Ricoh Arena with the start of a major refurbishment project.
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Work starts on multi-million pound state-of-the-art Commonwealth Convention Centre16/06/2021
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General | 15th June 2021

The Wigley Group and Wasps sign corporate partnership

Midlands-based company The Wigley Group has signed a corporate partnership that will see it become the preferred development partner of Wasps Group.
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The Wigley Group and Wasps sign corporate partnership15/06/2021
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General | 14th June 2021

1,000 new jobs to be showcased at Ricoh Arena

More than 1,000 jobs will be showcased to jobseekers in the region when the UK’s leading jobs fair comes to Coventry.
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1,000 new jobs to be showcased at Ricoh Arena14/06/2021
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General | 14th June 2021

Business leaders pay a visit to Coventry city centre after exciting start to Coventry 2021

Coventry’s exciting start as UK City of Culture can help encourage more people back to the city centre, according to business leaders.
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Business leaders pay a visit to Coventry city centre after exciting start to Coventry 202114/06/2021
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General | 9th June 2021

Chamber expands Peer Networks programme to support experienced business leaders

A successful programme that has been helping to develop a new generation of professionals in Coventry and Warwickshire has been expanded to offer peer-to-peer support to experienced business leaders a...
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Chamber expands Peer Networks programme to support experienced business leaders09/06/2021
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General | 8th June 2021

Coventry BID announces major Arts Council grant to underpin city’s cultural capital

The Coventry BID team are hugely proud to announce today (Tuesday 8 June) that they have been successful in their application for National Arts Council funding, making it the first BID in the country ...
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Coventry BID announces major Arts Council grant to underpin city’s cultural capital08/06/2021
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General | 4th June 2021

Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire could get Royal recognition

Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to find out how they can receive Royal recognition for the amazing work they undertake across the region.
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Voluntary organisations in Coventry and Warwickshire could get Royal recognition04/06/2021
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General | 4th June 2021

C&W business leaders say there will be no 'one size fits all' to flexible working

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say there will be no ‘one size fits all’ policy to flexible working after a new survey showed the vast majority of companies will maintain some degree of ...
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C&W business leaders say there will be no 'one size fits all' to flexible working04/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of weekly webinars to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building Britain’s new high speed railway will create.
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HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project03/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

Turtle Bay brings the magic of the Caribbean to Coventry

As Coventry takes its place as UK City of Culture 2021, it is officially announced today that the city will benefit from a major investment by Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay
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Turtle Bay brings the magic of the Caribbean to Coventry03/06/2021
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General | 1st June 2021

Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun
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Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open01/06/2021
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General | 27th May 2021

'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to quiz a former Dragons' Den star and the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC’s The Apprentice about the importance of collaboration ...
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'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event27/05/2021
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General | 19th May 2021

Are you new to export?

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives new, novice and in-experienced exporting businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.
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Are you new to export?19/05/2021
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General | 17th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage

The Organising Committee has announced that CSM Live, the branding and live experience division of CSM Sport and Entertainment, has been appointed as the Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Sign...
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Birmingham 2022 appoints CSM Live as Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage17/05/2021
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General | 14th May 2021

Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal

PwC UK has today been unveiled as the latest addition to the family of sponsors that have shown their ongoing support to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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Birmingham 2022 joins forces with PwC in new sponsor deal14/05/2021
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General | 14th May 2021

Hail! and ibis Coventry Centre join forces

Coventry based Hail Services today announced a new partnership with ibis Coventry Centre, managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts to allow the use and regeneration of the Swift Cycle Works, an iconic b...
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Hail! and ibis Coventry Centre join forces14/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

Government urged to match words with action after Queen's speech

A leading business organisation has urged the Government to match rhetoric with action after a raft of business measures were announced in the Queen’s Speech.
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Government urged to match words with action after Queen's speech12/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

Coventry BID collaborates with local creatives

Coventry BID has launched its new look brand and business-focused website.
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Coventry BID collaborates with local creatives12/05/2021
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General | 11th May 2021

Chamber says firms 'can't wait to reopen' after roadmap update

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire say firms across the city and the county can’t wait to reopen after the Prime Minister set out the latest update on the roadmap out of restrictions.
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Chamber says firms 'can't wait to reopen' after roadmap update11/05/2021
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General | 7th May 2021

Coventry tattoo studio works its way through waiting list after reopening

A Coventry-based tattoo studio that launched during the pandemic is making its way through a four-month long waiting list after being given the green light to open earlier this month.
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Coventry tattoo studio works its way through waiting list after reopening07/05/2021
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General | 6th May 2021

Search is on for 25 Game Changers to join sports team at Birmingham 2022

The Organising Committee for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have announced a fantastic opportunity for 25 young people who are passionate about sport and would like to pursue this as a career,...
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Search is on for 25 Game Changers to join sports team at Birmingham 202206/05/2021
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General | 4th May 2021

FinditinCW celebrates first anniversary

The local business network for Coventry and Warwickshire has celebrated a successful first year after growing rapidly and reaching 2,750 members since it opened its virtual doors last April.
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FinditinCW celebrates first anniversary04/05/2021
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General | 23rd April 2021

Coventry firm invests after securing grant funding

A Coventry engraving business has invested in new machinery after securing grant funding.
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Coventry firm invests after securing grant funding23/04/2021
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General | 19th April 2021

Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions

Maven’s local investment team in the West Midlands has launched support sessions for local businesses to help address funding and support needs across the region.
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Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions19/04/2021
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General | 16th April 2021

Warwickshire County Council invites bids for Government’s Community Renewal Fund

Warwickshire County Council is looking for projects that will encourage investment in skills, local business, improving communities as a place to live, and supporting people into employment.
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Warwickshire County Council invites bids for Government’s Community Renewal Fund16/04/2021
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General | 15th April 2021

New University Station construction project event

BCRRE along with the Rail Alliance, Digi-Rail and GBSLEP Growth Hub are delighted to announce an additional Stay Connected event in conjunction with Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd who are the lead contractor ...
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New University Station construction project event15/04/2021
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General | 15th April 2021

Support on offer to businesses as Coventry prepares for the start of UK City of Culture

As lockdown lifts, hospitality businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire are being offered assistance to help them get ready to welcome visitors to the UK City of Culture 2021 as part of a new £400,000 ...
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Support on offer to businesses as Coventry prepares for the start of UK City of Culture15/04/2021
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General | 13th April 2021

Coventry firm uses 'world first' 5G virtual reality tech

Hyperbat, one of the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturers based at Unipart Manufacturing in Coventry, is using the latest 5G-enabled technology to speed up the manufacturing process ...
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Coventry firm uses 'world first' 5G virtual reality tech13/04/2021
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General | 8th April 2021

Property expert appointed to CWLEP board

A property expert has joined the board of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) to boost delivery of multi-million-pound regeneration schemes in the area.
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Property expert appointed to CWLEP board08/04/2021
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General | 8th April 2021

Businesses welcome latest phase of roadmap to reopening

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed the latest easing of Covid-19 restrictions being lifted that will allow more businesses to open up from Monday (12 April)
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Businesses welcome latest phase of roadmap to reopening08/04/2021
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General | 7th April 2021

£3.5 million to support Coventry City of Culture

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has awarded £3.5 million to Coventry City of Culture to help the city deliver its celebrations this summer in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
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£3.5 million to support Coventry City of Culture07/04/2021
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General | 7th April 2021

Workshops to help businesses 'Build Back Stronger' after lockdown

A series of five themed workshops devised by Warwickshire Skills Hub will help employers to 'Build Back Stronger' and support them in welcoming their workforces back as pandemic restrictions ease
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Workshops to help businesses 'Build Back Stronger' after lockdown07/04/2021
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General | 6th April 2021

Webinars to support businesses along the roadmap out of lockdown

A series of ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ advice webinars will give businesses the information they need as they prepare to reopen after lockdown.
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Webinars to support businesses along the roadmap out of lockdown06/04/2021
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General | 2nd April 2021

Leading business figure declared as High Sheriff of the West Midlands

A leading business figure in the region has been appointed as High Sheriff of the County of West Midlands.
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Leading business figure declared as High Sheriff of the West Midlands02/04/2021
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General | 1st April 2021

Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival

The Birmingham 2022 Festival is excited to receive proposals from artists and cultural organisations based in Birmingham and the West Midlands in response to one of three specific creative briefs.
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Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival01/04/2021
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General | 1st April 2021

Regional businesses welcome further rate relief

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed a new £1.5bn fund to support firms who have been hit hard by the pandemic.
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Regional businesses welcome further rate relief01/04/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 22nd March 2021

Peer Networks initiative praised for essential pandemic support

Organisers and facilitators of a Coventry and Warwickshire ‘Peer Networks’ programme say the initiative has provided essential support and counsel for businesses during the pandemic.
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Peer Networks initiative praised for essential pandemic support22/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

All-electric bus city plan backing finalised

Coventry will receive £50m to fund 297 all-electric buses after the West Midlands Combined Authority Board gave their final approval at a meeting today after seeing the final business case.
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All-electric bus city plan backing finalised19/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

Next phase of improvements in Pepper Lane to begin

The next phase of work in Pepper Lane is set to begin early next week with plans for brightening up the walls and installing a new piece of artwork.
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Next phase of improvements in Pepper Lane to begin19/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

CWLEP develops bold plan for growth post-Covid

A bold approach to implement Coventry and Warwickshire’s plan for growth has been developed to reset and recover the area’s economy post-Covid.
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CWLEP develops bold plan for growth post-Covid18/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

Growth Hub helps Warwickshire business reduce its carbon footprint

A cutting-edge entertainment and events business in Warwickshire is reducing its carbon footprint after investing in two energy efficient machines and installing LED lighting throughout the building....
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Growth Hub helps Warwickshire business reduce its carbon footprint17/03/2021
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General | 15th March 2021

Severn Trent to help deliver first ever carbon-neutral Games

With 500 days to go, Birmingham 2022 has joined forces with Severn Trent to help deliver the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games.
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Severn Trent to help deliver first ever carbon-neutral Games15/03/2021
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General | 11th March 2021

Make the most of apprenticeship incentive

Businesses are being urged to make the most of new incentives around taking on apprentices, announced in the Chancellor’s Budget on Wednesday.
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Make the most of apprenticeship incentive11/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Local business leaders and stakeholders react to Budget announcements

Businesses across Coventry and Warwickshire have given their reaction to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget.
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Local business leaders and stakeholders react to Budget announcements08/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 3rd March 2021

Chamber welcomes new 'restart' grants for hardest hit businesses

Business leaders in Coventry and Warwickshire have welcomed new ‘restart’ grants for the firms hardest hit by Covid-19.
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Chamber welcomes new 'restart' grants for hardest hit businesses03/03/2021
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General | 16th February 2021

Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands

Coventry City Council will enter a Joint Venture partnership with Coventry Airport Ltd to develop proposals for a Gigafactory at Coventry Airport.
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Gigafactory proposals to be brought forward by public-private partnership in West Midlands16/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

C&W transport and logistics sector urged to take advantage of UK-EU trade deal

Coventry and Warwickshire’s transport and logistics sector has been urged to take advantage of new trading opportunities around the globe generated by the UK-EU’s trade deal despite the current challe...
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C&W transport and logistics sector urged to take advantage of UK-EU trade deal08/02/2021